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    Hello all, my name is Neely and I am a mother of five. My first three, who are now 20+, made it through the public school system in their own ways. One with Honors who never had to try very hard, one ended up in an alternative school but managed to get his diploma and one dropped out to get her GED. My youngest two are 7 and 8 and one of the few things their father and I agree on is homeschooling. We split up when the kids were 2 and 3 and have been doing 50/50 time since. It has it's good and bad, just like everything else in life. Their father is very much more of an unschooling mindset, not a believer in schedules or curriculum. As the children grow I'm noticing the older one very much likes the idea of schedules and order. The younger one not so much.
    I am here because I search the web for resources to aid us on this journey. The journey is more difficult, it seems, when you do not have social media, when you aren't in a religious group, when you live in separate areas and when your time is limited to 50/50. I would love to find a group that we could feel comfortable in and could visit reguarly. Kids need friends!

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    Welcome! Its good you and the other parent agree on homeschooling in principle!
    How far away are you from the father? You seemed to want the kids to have a regular social circle, which probably means either shared activities between you and dad, or friends when theyre with you, and friends with him.

    Let us know if we can help with resources! Almost all curriculum you can use for both ages, tweaking it just a little bit to fit their respective levels.
    There is also nothing that says you have to teach every subject every day - a part of your split can be one of you teaches half the subjects, the other he rest.
    Make the homeschooling fit your circumstances!
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.


    My spelling was fine, then my brain left me.

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